Welcome to the Hinsdale-Oak Brook Area (IL) Branch!


The Hinsdale/Oak Brook Area chapter AAUW presents

BELOW STAIRS: The Kitchen Maid Memoirs

the inspiration for Downton Abbey

hinsdale april event

Presented by historian and actress

hinsdale april event 2.jpgWhat was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? In this program, British servant Margaret Powell introduces life below stairs in stately English homes in the early 1920s. Based on her best-selling memoir Below Stairs, this program gives a lively look at the work it took to run a wealthy household and the eccentricities often found among employers. Powell’s 1968 book was among the inspirations for Downtown Abbey and directly inspired the 1970s series Upstairs, Downstairs. Never out of print in Great Britian, Powell’s book was first published in the US in 2012.

SATURDAY, April 9, 2016
Scapa Italian Kitchen
1 Walker Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Cost: $30.00

RSVP to H.OB.aauw.reservations@gmail.com by April 4th
Checks mailed IN ADVANCE to Carolyn Barenberg,
929 S. County Line Rd., Hinsdale, IL 60521


Equal Pay Day

Date: April 12, 2016

AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart workshops empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits. For this year’s Equal Pay Day, hold an AAUW Work Smart workshop in your community as a branch event or bring an AAUW Start Smart workshop to your local college campus.

Find out more about this mission-based program and e-mail salary@aauw.org to get started.

American Association of University Women

Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.